Want to make a group booking?
Just let us know your requirements via our group request form below or call us in Dublin on +353 1 6716277 or Galway +353 91 568644 for immediate help! Our professional reservation team is here to help! Remember, you can get additional discounts for staying in both hostels!
Our hostels in Dublin and Galway can accommodate youth and school groups of all ages including junior school / primary school groups, high school and secondary school groups.
Coming over to Dublin or Galway for a special event, concert or game? Or are you just looking for few action packed days in Ireland with your friends? We are at the best locations and have long standing relationship with many activity providers!
Explore Dublin or Galway with your group of friends! Saying in the heart of the city center means you are always close to entertainment while also being surrounded by all cultural attractions. Live the city!
Make a group booking request
Have a look at our group brochure and video
Why book with Barnacles?
Assistance with group bookings
We know how difficult it can be booking large groups of people! We can help you take the hassle out of the process by providing you with a central point of contact for all your booking queries in either hostel.
Extra services available
We will make sure that your group are allocated private rooms to enhance your trip experience! Group meals and packed lunches are available and if you would like suggestions of activities suitable for your group, if you need transfers to and from the airport, or private transfers to your group activity or event – see our brochure below or get in touch for more information!
Great safety features
Safety features include 24 hour reception, key card access to hostel, under bed storage lockers for safe-keeping of luggage and safety deposit boxes at reception
16 of us stayed at Barnacles in May for a friend's stag do which I organized. We had 3 X 6 person forms which were bright and clean. Each person had their own key card and we were able to leave our bags in a secure room before check in. The hostel is centrally located near Temple Bar and a very short walk from an airport bus stop. I booked this directly through the hostel. Helena and her team were really helpful with providing recommendations and ideas for local restaurants and activities, this really helped with organising the stag Do. She helped by organising a reservation at a local restaurant for us, which was great too. Really impressed with Barnacles and would recommend it for large groups visiting Dublin
28 May, 2018
Barnacles hostel was so good! It was in the perfect position right in the middle of the Latin quarter (essentially the best part of Galway - restaurants, pubs, street music and short walk to the Spanish arch/park). It was also really clean and nice and the staff were so accommodating. My 5 friends and I booked separately but they managed to put us all in a room together which was amazing! Defs recommend!
28 May, 2018
I stayed there in Barnacles with a group of 25 travellers of age between 13-68. I can say that all of them were very satisfied with cleanliness of the room and the bathroom, as well. The staff was very helpfull and although we were leaving very early breakfast was ready for us at 5 am. Little more noisy street is the price for a perfect location in absolute center of Dublin. The bus stop is only 3min. walk away. The cooperation and comunication with the manager Helena was awesome. Can really recommend. Next year I am taking to Barnacles next group.
16 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Is breakfast included in the price?
Yes! A light continental breakfast which includes juice, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a selection of cereals, breads and preserves is included in the price. This is available on a self-service basis in the kitchen between 7am and 9.30am daily. Special dietary requirements may be catered for, please get in touch in advance of our arrival!
Are there common areas/kitchens available to use?
There is a common room and a communal kitchen. Both of these common areas are closed between midnight and 6:00am for cleaning and to minimise noise inside the hostel. The kitchen is also closed just after breakfast for cleaning. There are fridges and storage cupboards if you wish to buy food and cook for yourself. Make sure to check out the equipment before you go grocery shopping!
Are linen and towels included?
All bed linen is included in your price. Towels are provided in Twin and Double rooms; and are available for hire at reception for guests in shared rooms.
Do I have a bathroom in the room?
Yes. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. This includes a private toilet and shower.
Do Barnacles hostels have WiFi or Internet?
Yes! There is free WiFi through the hostel building and you can also use computers free of charge in the common room.
Is there locker storage in the rooms?
There are large cage lockers under each set of bunks. You can use your own lock or purchase one from the vending machine.
What safekeeping facilities are provided?
Safety deposit facilities are available (suitable for cameras, documents, laptops etc) for small daily charge. Please note that these facilities may only be available when there is a manager on duty so make sure to check this if you are storing something! Both hostels also operate a left luggage facility where guests can store their bags during or after their departure for €1 per bag.